Sodexo partners with Automated Retail Technologies to launch hot food robotic kiosks

April 25, 2024
In partnership with Automated Retail Technologies (ART), Sodexo will deploy thousands of Just Baked Smart Bistro kiosks across its network of healthcare, education and corporate clients throughout the U.S., effective March 26.

Sodexo and Automated Retail Technologies (ART) announced a partnership to deploy thousands of state-of-the-art hot food robotic kiosks across Sodexo-served facilities throughout the U.S. A culmination of Sodexo’s global leadership and ART’s progress in robotics and AI, the partnership will establish new benchmarks in the automated dining domain – in a visionary move aimed at redefining hot food robotic technology.

"Our dedication to innovation in convenience, dining, and the broader evolution of food hinges entirely on technological advancements,” Husein Kitabwalla, CEO, tech and services and food transformation, Sodexo North America, said in the announcement. "We're excited to collaborate with ART and leverage their Just Baked Technology, further expanding our network of partners utilizing AI for food production and bringing our clients and consumers foods that transcend conventional norms."

Effective March 26, 2024, Just Baked Smart Bistro kiosks can be found at Sodexo client sites across a variety of industries, producing giant cinnamon rolls, White Castle Cheeseburger Slider 4 packs, bao buns, breakfast sandwiches and other delectable options with a click of a button.

“We are thrilled to partner with Sodexo and its vast network of food service clients,” Ben Porter, CEO of ART, said in the announcement. “Sodexo’s reputation for quality and commitment to their customers is unparalleled, making them an ideal collaborator for us. The value proposition of ART’s cutting-edge technology transcends mere convenience, boasting features such as streamlined operations through automation, advanced analytics powered by machine learning algorithms, and unparalleled food service delivery to end users available round the clock. We are also excited to work with innovative food suppliers to bring new, exciting products to customers throughout Sodexo’s customer base.”


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